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African Children's Choir to Perform in Newton

Lisa Pachnos

Sunday, January 5, 2014 • 8:41pm

Christ Church will host a free performance by the African Children’s Choir on Friday, January 24th at 7:30 p.m.  The concert will feature popular children’s songs, traditional spirituals and contemporary tunes.  Christ Church is located at 62 Main Street, in the heart of downtown Newton. 

This mission of the African Children’s Choir is to help Africa’s most vulnerable youth, providing those children with the education and the tools necessary to help Africa in the years ahead.  The African Children’s Choir has been working with the most vulnerable children in Africa for many years, raising awareness of the plight of Africa’s orphaned and abandoned, but also showing the beauty, dignity and potential of each African child.  With a focus on education, the Choir is currently caring for several thousand underprivileged children throughout Africa.  The Choir is comprised of youngsters ages 7 – 12, who hail from the countries of Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan and Uganda.

Music for Life (the parent company of the African Children’s Choir) has educated over 52,000 children and impacted the lives of over 100,000 people through its relief and development programs during its history.  The purpose of MFL is to help create new leadership for tomorrow’s Africa, by focusing on education.

The African Children’s Choir has had the privilege to perform before presidents, heads of state and most recently the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, for her diamond jubilee.  The Choir has also had the honor of singing alongside artists such as Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey, Michael W. Smith, and other inspirational performers.

The concert at Christ Church in Newton is free and open to all. A free-will offering will be taken at the performance to support African Children’s Choir programs such as education, care, and relief and development programs.  For information about the performance, or about Christ Church, visit www.christchurchnewton.org or call 973-383-2245.

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